Education is one of the mostimportant social prerequisites for the protection and conservation of biodiversity. Traditionally, nature conservation-related education has focused on natural history, ecological knowledge of species and habitats, and natural interrelationships. Sustainable development concepts are integrated with natural history education by supplementing knowledge and understanding of sociocultural and economic aspects. This knowledge is imparted in conjunction with experience of the unique characteristics, beauty and fascination of nature and the natural environment.
Imparting factual knowledge, however, is not sufficient on its own to ensure success in nature conservation. It is also important to pass on the strategies and skills needed to put such knowledge into practice.